A Ride Instead of a Walk — #WalkingSquares

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for Becky’s November WalkingSquares.

With some of our trails, paths & roads now covered with leaf mulch & mud, we’ve got some new grippier tyres (Schwalbe Smart Sam Plus) for our bikes. I fitted them the other day & yesterday was our first time out on them to see how they handle the conditions. We headed up to Palacerigg Country Park on tracks that we wouldn’t have ridden on the original tyres; the new ones did very well ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ducks — Fan Of… #154

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

This weeks Fan Of… is more ducks. These ones were mainly photographed down at the Forth & clyde Canal.

I had nicely lined up this female mallard for a couple of shots…

Female mallard
Female mallard
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Ducks — Fan Of… #152

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

This weeks Fan Of… is this black swan. Come back next week for another quakers post ๐Ÿ˜

How To Join In

  1. Create a Fan Ofโ€ฆ Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your Fan ofโ€ฆ blog post in my comment box or create a pingback by linking to my post.
  3. Title your post Fan Ofโ€ฆ or add Fan Ofโ€ฆ tag.

Hae a guid week ๐Ÿ˜

November Alphabet two S’s in the Word — CMMC

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Two S’s in the Word.

Swans & seagulls
Swans & seagulls
Rushes
Rushes
Horses -- Kelpies
Horses

This next one may not be technically correct, but I’m putting it in anyway ๐Ÿ˜ I know the plural for sheep is sheep, but I prefer sheeps or sheepses (“change approved” as Ellie would say in Cougar Town ๐Ÿ˜‚).

Sheeps
Sheeps
Slammachs (Scots for Spiders web)
Sunburst
Sunburst
Sunset

These next shots are for Elke’s entry of Mussed Hair. Elke had a picture of a black tufted duck in her post, & I mentioned that I’d just seen some, to which she replied that I should post them; so here they are…

…and finally, another Scots word, meaning a group of six; sixsome ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Mallard ducks
Sixsome o mire-ducks (a group of six mallard ducks)

Duck Race — Water Water Everywhere #94

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water, in any state, will do). See below for how to join the fun ๐Ÿ˜

It’s my wife’s birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ coming up & I’m on hoilday for the next couple of weeks; WWE will be back on the 20th September. Until then, stary safe & happy blogging ๐Ÿ˜

Eider duck steals an early lead…

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Birdlife at the Canal — Fan Of… #116

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how-to).

This week’s Fan Ofโ€ฆ is birdlife at the canal. Enjoy this gallery of a mixture of swans, ducks, geese, a great blue heron & a cormorant ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Geese
Greylag geese
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Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge: More Than One Bird Species in a Photo

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for Lisa’s Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge

Canada geese, seagull, a swans head on the right & the rear end of a duck in the background.

Canada geese & gull
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